As many of you know we have chosen CWA, Christian World Adoption, to facilitate our adoption process. Sadly, a news story was aired last night on CBS that told the story of three Ethiopian girls who say they were sold into adoption. For the whole story go here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/15/cbsnews_investigates/main6210911.shtml?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel
Do we know if this is true? Of course we don’t. CWA has issued statements denying the allegations and has launched a full-scale investigation of their Ethiopia adoption program. Initially I was very angry as I sat and watched CBS news. Now I am sad and a little scared that something will happen to prevent us from bringing a child home. Most likely we will sever ties with CWA and seek another agency to work with. However, there is still a large and looming question of whether or not we will be matched with a child who has been placed for adoption under false pretenses. It seems that this may be growing problem in Ethiopia. Our intention in this adoption is to bring home a true orphan, fatherless, homeless or abandoned. It is unethical to take a child from his home for money or other reasons. Working with an agency who has the same goals, and really practices what they preach, is the only way to accomplish this.
I believe that if we can just take this out of our hands, do away with the thought that this is something that we are accomplishing and let God handle the details we will be much better off! I know there is a child waiting, and created, to join our family and I’m trusting that the day will come when we are together. So please continue to journey with us as we seek a new agency and continue our search for our child. We begin the homestudy process next week with Catholic Charities so our pace should not be drastically altered. I’m looking forward to moving forward. (=
Statement from CWA: